Tag Archives: Close To My Heart

In Honor Of International Ask A Question Day, Ask Your Questions Here!

CTMH Question Mark Card

Today is International Ask a Question Day.  And as luck would have it, it’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday (and Pi Day, too!)  Einstein once said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning.”  So in celebration of today I’m encouraging you to ask any craft-related question you have!  Leave your question in the comments below and I’ll answer them.  Continue reading

A Quick Sponged Background Technique

CTMH Sponged Background Technique Scrapbook Layout

How would you like to learn a fun background sponging technique?  It’s SUPER easy!  Appealing, right?  This short video from Close To My Heart will show you how to achieve a really fun effect on your projects.  You really only need a few supplies: a sponge, stencil sheets (to create your own custom stencil) or a purchased stencil and some inks.

Check out this quick tutorial on how to easily sponge backgrounds on your layouts!✨#ctmh #closetomyheart #sponging #scrapbooking #stamping #papercraft

Posted by Close To My Heart on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

 

If you need some products to get started on this fun sponging technique, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Celebrate Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Circle Cluster CTMH Scrapbook Layout

Today, January 31st, is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.  To celebrate the day, I thought I’d share this super short video showing the scrapbooking process of a very fun layout concept.

Check out this extra fun scrapbooking process, featuring our bright & colorful 'Something Fierce' puffy stickers! Contact your Close To My Heart Consultant for more details!☀️Product linked here: https://bit.ly/2sYqvuO#ctmh #processvideo #scrapbooking #puffy #cactus #succulents #papercraft

Posted by Close To My Heart on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

 

This layout features elements from all our *NEW* Collections–Something Fierce, I Heart Us, So Much Happy and Feels Like Home.  Not only do our paper collections have patterns that coordinate beautifully within the one collection–but they look great across the collections as well!

I hope you are inspired by this beautiful layout.  Enjoy Inspire Your Heart with Art Day!

2019 CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog

2019 CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog

It’s a fresh new year with fresh *NEW* Close To My Heart products!  Have you seen this amazing *NEW* catalog yet?  You can check out all the wonderfulness it contains right HERE.

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Tip: Achieve Double Benefits with Twine

CTMH White & Bronze Twine

Don’t you love it when you get a great deal on something?  Maybe it was something you’ve had your eye on and suddenly it’s on sale!  Or maybe it’s a trick a friend shows you that adds value to something you already own.  Well, that’s what I’m going to share with you today.  A fun and easy trick to get double the benefit out of your twine.

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CTMH Seasonal Expressions Sneak Peek & Giveaway

CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog

Yesterday on Close To My Heart’s blog, they showed the first sneak peek of the *NEW* Seasonal Expressions Catalog that will be released along with tons of fabulous *NEW* products on January 1st.   Isn’t the cover stunning?  The letters are in a beautiful rose gold foil.   You can almost feel the excitement of the 35th anniversary for Close To My Heart!

Close To My Heart Anniversary Giveway

Additionally, they announced an awesome giveaway (of brand new, not-yet-released product!!!) as an early start to the celebrations for 35 years in the business.  You can find all the details on their blog.  But don’t delay!  You need to act by January 1st to be entered into the giveaway.  There’s going to be 35 winners…

Christmas Wishes

Christmas Card

 

Closeup of Christmas Card

I hope you and those you spent the day with had a day filled with love, laughter and moments to remember!

Merry Everything Card

Merry Everything Card

Today’s card is another quick card design with a simple technique to add a special touch to it.  To achieve the Ombre Effect, ink up your stamp image as usual and then stamp it on a piece of scratch paper (this would become Second Generation Stamping if you then stamped the lighter tone on your project.)  Before stamping it on your project, re-ink the bottom portion of your sentiment.  Then stamp it as desired on your project.  Simple, right?

The nice thing about this technique is that you don’t need to limit yourself to one color as I did in this card.  You could use 2 similar shades to get another fun effect.  And with 40 colors offered by Close To My Heart, you’re sure to find the perfect shades for your project.  To see all 40 colors offered, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.